Reminder of upcoming solid waste collection service updates

Porter ArneillCity, Solid Waste

Tomorrow, Friday, April 28th, solid waste crews will collect and recycle personal trash cans/carts that residents no longer wish to keep. Instructions:

  • Set out containers at the curb or alley (location where residence normally sets out trash for collection) by 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28th.
  • Mark an “X” on containers to be recycled.
  • Containers must be empty.

Starting next Monday, May 1st, residential collection services for trash, recycling, and yard waste will begin at 6:00 a.m. Residents should set out carts by 6:00 a.m. on their day of service or set out carts the night before, and remove empty carts from the curb within 24 hours after collection service.

The new residential trash collection routes begin next Monday, May 1st. Thirty percent of Lawrence residential customers will be assigned a different day of the week for trash collection. The other 70% will not experience a trash day change. A detailed solid waste collection map is available online.

Residential recycling collection service will continue to be provided every-other-week on the same day as the customer’s trash day. This online map shows the new areas for Recycle Week A and Recycle Week B within the Monday through Friday sections. During the first week in May, the Recycle Week A area will be collected. The following week will be Recycle Week B.

Weekly yard waste collection service will now be provided on the same day as the customer’s trash day. In addition, yard waste will be collected year-round (as winter weather permits). Approved set-out containers for yard waste collection are compostable paper yard waste bags and 95-gallon brown yard waste carts sold by the City. There are three payment options for the purchase of a yard waste cart: $60 one-time fee, $10 per month for 6 months, and $5 per month for 12 months. Yard waste cart orders can be placed online. The fee is added on the customer’s City utility bill and the cart is delivered to the customer’s residence. Bundles of brush will continue to be allowed for curbside collection as long as the bundles do not exceed 5 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter, do not weigh more than 65 pounds, and are tied with string or twine (no wire, duct tape, etc.). Yard waste may not be placed in plastic bags, cans, or trash and recycling carts.

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Contact: Kathy Richardson, solid waste manager, (785) 832-3032.